'Outrageous satire . . . extremely funny, weirdly touching' - Guardian
'A work of genius' - Scotsman
'Close-to-the-knuckle farce with a big beating heart' - Daily Mail
This is the story of an unusual family. Though they are nothing like yours, you will recognize them. They are the last Cannibal-Americans. And they have a problem.
When their mother dies, twelve children gather to dispose of the body in the traditional manner . . . by eating it. But can they follow the ancient rituals of consumption? Is their unique cultural heritage worth preserving if it's this gross? And what about dietary requirements - one of them is vegan. Surely it can't be this hard to do the right thing?
Mother for Dinner is a dark comedy about modern life and its many difficulties.
Shalom Auslander wuchs in einer jüdisch-orthodoxen Familie in Monsey, New York, auf. Seine aufsehenerregende Sammlung von Short Storys, Vorsicht, bissiger Gott, erschien 2007 im Berliner Taschenbuch Verlag. Er schreibt regelmäßig Kolumnen und Kurzgeschichten für The New Yorker, Esquire und The New York Times Magazine. Shalom Auslander lebt in Brooklyn.